Perth Fashion Festival Diary Day1: Getting There

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A few weeks ago, we got a call at JUICE towers one fine Thursday evening to attend the Perth Fashion Fest. Oh, how we love the jetsettin’ lifestyle! So with careless abandon this writer took the earliest available flight out.

But there was one problem – it started on that very night right up to the following Wednesday and I would have to plan a week’s worth of clothes in the span of a few hours. At the end, I packed 4 pairs of heels and a whole load of clothes. Wish I was allowed to pack my puppy (he tried to hop in, rather unsuccessfully).

With my luggage and my Mizz Nina headphones in tow, I took the 5 hour plus flight where I landed at the Perth International Airport – only to realize that Spring in Perth meant 17 degrees celcius weather. I was freezing my tits off mate!

There was no time to waste outdoors and it was off to the Parmelia Hilton where I received my press packet, got changed and was rushed to the site for show of the night.

Although the runway show was indoors in this lovely warehouse in the city, everyone had their coats on as it was even colder at night. The organizers and the PR company were extremely friendly and we had one of the best seats in the house. I was looking forward to my first experience of seeing local designer wear but this show was presented by Wesley Quarter, a building that houses unique high-end labels from around the world, so this particular show had brands like G-Star Raw and Coast.

The swimwear show was up next and since Australians are known for their love of beaches it was a no brainer that this particular show would showcase the best of Western Australia’s swimwear labels. True enough, there were plenty of amazing bikinis – on hot models to boot! Some of the swimwear are so pretty they looked like something you would want to wear on a night out!

One day down and I had 4 more days to go! So I bundled up and headed back to the hotel early in the night. Next day’s schedule was jam packed with activities starting at 8am and I was excited. Stay tuned!

Day 2 will be my shopping adventures at ‘op shops’ (that’s bundle shops to us Malaysians), and exhibit visiting so stay tuned!